An Analysis of Architectural Form and Function at Cahal Pech, Belize: The Case of Structure B7
Recent archaeological investigations at Cahal Pech, Belize have focused considerable attention on understanding the form and function of monumental architecture in the site’s largest public courtyard. Designated as Plaza B, the courtyard contains an eastern triadic shrine or "E-Group", and three large range-type or palace-like buildings that are located on the north, west and south flanks of the plaza. Our investigations of these buildings, particularly on Structure 7, have revealed important architectural data that can be used to examine questions relating to architectural form and function, and that provide important clues for understanding activities conducted in buildings that border public courtyards at lowland Maya sites.
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An Analysis of Architectural Form and Function at Cahal Pech, Belize: The Case of Structure B7. Amber Lopez-Johnson, Jaime Awe. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396893)
min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;